This Virginia Beach man had thousands of photos and videos of child porn

Benjamin Taylor White (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Western Tidewater Regional Jail)
Benjamin Taylor White (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Western Tidewater Regional Jail)

VIRGINIA BEACH — A local man pleaded guilty Tuesday to producing child pornography.

Court papers indicated Benjamin Taylor White, 34, “produced” an image of a 12-year-old child completely nude in a shower, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The image was found on White’s cellphone, which also contained more than 2,600 photos or videos of “suspected or supported child exploitation or pornographic materials obtained by White via a peer-to-peer file sharing network in 2018.”

A forensic examination of White’s laptop computer further revealed he searched for and accessed images of child pornography dating as far back as 2008, prosecutors said.

White pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison.

He is set to be sentenced June 21.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.